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at our san francisco station kpix, good evening, paul. >> good evening to you, rebecca. >> this system is being described as a fire hose pointed straight at the west coast. what can you tell us about it? well, if mother nature did have a fire hose this certainly would be it. this is tropical moisture that begins west of hawaii, some 3,000, 4,000 miles away from the west coast but it makes this journey all the way from there all the way to the west coast. this tropical moisture can even be an old hurricane from 10 days ago somewhere out in the eastern pacific ocean. it slams into the west coast and everybody gets a ton of rainfall. and in this case, just tonight and tomorrow we're looking at widespread rainfall totals of two inches or more from seattle in western washington all the way down to san francisco, the bay area, even southern california will get heavy rain from the system. >> i understand there's also snow to expect. >> there's a lot of snow to expect. not in california, because pineapple express is this tropical moisture can sometimes move up the coast and give us a high snow
storys we'll be looking at excess water, rather than a water shortage. >> reporter: this san francisco meteorologist says the mounting snow pack, already 146% higher than normal, means the state's reservoirs will be in good supply. >> almost like putting water in a bank and then saving it for summertime where we get virtually no rainfalls. >> my gut feeling is this will be a good year for us. >> reporter: he's a water manager in southern california, where part of l. a.'s water supply is already 90% full. >> we've got water lapping over the road right now. even in a bad year, what do you see? >> you just say dry dirt when the water level goes down. >> reporter: the difference between wet and dry years can be dramatic, and until recently long range forecasts suggested the storms would miss california again this winter, extending the state's drought. frankly we did not see this coming. the predictionsing initially were for dryer than normal conditions. the exact opposite has happened so far. >> reporter: with weather being temperamental, california needs to collect all the water it k.. >>
. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole area of town would have been closed. we would have had to evacuate everyone out. >> but down the road in sonoma. >> here's all the water and i can't believe, where is it all coming from. >> matt's restaurant is still in danger. >> the location which am is where a river runs through continuation literally and i am owe an a little island. >> reporter: the rising water overwhelm the nearby creek sending water into the street outside but by midday the sun poked through the clouds as the system moved through
attack led to change in california >> jeff: in the san francisco bay area this weekend police collected more than 500 handguns as part of a holiday gun buyback. that's one approach meant to reduce gun violence in california. lee cowan tonight reports on another effort that came in response to a 1989 school shooting. >> when it happened at cleveland elementary in stockton california some 23 years ago many thought a school shooting couldn't get any worse. a troubled man with an assault rifle killed five students and wounded 29 others. while it sadly wasn't the last or even worse school shooting in the country, it did lead to california's ban on assault weapons. the first in the nation. it wasn't a perfect solution. in the eyes of gun enthusiasts but at least the ban was an effort to do something to stem the violence. in the wake of connecticut, many california leaders wonder where that resolve is today. >> if not after this, then seriously just shame on all of us, seriously, shame on the leadership of this country. >> reporter: gavin newsom is california's lt. governor but his current ang
blackstone, cbs new, san francisco. >> still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news" wa, could be in store at your local mall. >> happy holidays from afghanistan. i want to say happy new year to all my family and friends back home especially george mason university and redskins. my husband and fannie harty. i miss, love you and i will see you soon >> we are getting new indications tonight of how the holiday shopping season went. sales of items like home goods, electronics and clothing ticked up less than 1% over last year, especially flat given the rate of inflation. many shoppers made their holiday purchases at nearby malls but the recession brought construction of new malls to a near halt. and it's forcing many existing malls to reinvent themselves. >> the camino nuevo charter academy in los angeles used to be a drab minimall. now this elementary school is a colourful anchor to a new street. a shuttered superkmart in a north atlanta suburbs has been born again as his hand, a megachurch with seats for 1500 worshippers. and in seattle these unused mall parking fields, transformed from dirt
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